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Inderjeet committed suicide, says father
Absolves cops of torture charge
Chandigarh, August 1
Barely hours after alleging that his son was tortured to death by the police, Sudama Singh, the father of Inderjit Singh, who died under mysterious circumstances at the Industrial Area police station on Monday, absolved the cops of all charges by filing an affidavit before the inquiry officer claiming that the incident was a “suicide”.

Another diarrhoea death in Mohali
Mohali, August 1
Another child of Balmiki colony died due to diarrhoea at the Civil Hospital here today, taking the toll of deaths to two.

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Photo courtesy: Department of Physics, Punjabi University, Patiala.

Wife Battering
More trouble for Anurag Verma
Chandigarh, August 1
The police has added Section 498A in the FIR registered against IAS officer Anurag Verma on the complaint of his wife Shweta Verma.

Woman spurns husband, parents
Chandigarh, August 1
Tension prevailed between two families over the illegal confinement of Lata, a resident of Sector 47 here, who was recently married to Rajesh Katoch, a resident of Sector 52 here, against the wishes of her family.

Axing of trees by GMADA under judicial scanner
Chandigarh, August 1
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority’s action to cut down hundreds of trees along the road from Phase XI to Phase III-V light point in Mohali has come the judicial scanner.



Centre tells UT to promote cycling, walking
Chandigarh, August 1
The ministry of urban development has asked the Chandigarh administration and the municipal corporation to promote walking and professionally manage use of non-motorised vehicles like cycles and rickshaws.

Online returns becoming popular
Chandigarh, August 1
Electronic filing of income tax returns by the salaried class seems to have taken off in a big way going by the number of returns received by the tax department till July 31.
Within hours of Chandigarh Tribune highlighting the dangers posed by a road cave-in near the YPS rotary, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority swung into action and started repair work at the spot.
Within hours of Chandigarh Tribune highlighting the dangers posed by a road cave-in near the YPS rotary, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority swung into action and started repair work at the spot. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
Students of the Indo-Swiss training centre after their convocation in Chandigarh on Friday.
WE HAVE MADE IT: Students of the Indo-Swiss training centre after their convocation in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Misplaced priorities of CTU
Chandigarh, August 1
The CTU seems to be having misplaced priorities. While officials of the local transport claim that the grid system is gaining popularity among commuters, the ground reality is altogether in contrast.

Fire dept sans key officers
Chandigarh, August 1
The Chandigarh municipal corporation is least bothered about filling key posts in the fire and emergency service department.

Cop’s Plea for Reversion
CAT directs police to examine case
Chandigarh, August 1
While there are people who fight legal battles to get promotion, here is a head constable who has filed a case in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) seeking quashing orders of his promotion.

Dimpy Murder Case
Probe delayed; Rocky’s pistol yet to go to lab
Chandigarh, August 1
Procedural wranglings seem to be causing rather avoidable delays in the ongoing investigations in the Dimpy murder case.

Tribune Impact
Help pours in for Worrell
Chandigarh, August 1
Following the publication of the news of former Punjab Ranji player Devi Chand Worrell’s life in pathetic conditions, ‘Cricketer Worrell abandoned to fate by govt, BCCI’, in these columns today, the Punjab Cricket Association has come forward to foot the entire medical bill for his treatment.

Workshop on breast feeding held
Chandigarh, August 1
To mark the celebrations of World Breast Feeding Week from August 1 to 7, health education division of department of paediatric, PGIMER, along with Chandigarh chapter of the Indian Academy of Paediatric, organised a workshop on breast feeding for ANM’s working in various dispensaries here and its adjoining villages.

‘No tussle between CBI, NCB’
Chandigarh, August 1
Reacting to Chandigarh Tribune’s stories, director, Narcotics Control Bureau, Saji Mohan, has stated, “There is no tussle between two organisations, the NCB and the CBI. It is just incidental that the two accused arrested by the NCB under the NDPS Act were once the complainants of the CBI, who had exposed and got police officials arrested for demanding money”.

Breast milk best for babies: Experts
Chandigarh, August 1
Babies born in today’s world probably have the best choices, as the market is flooded with a wide range of formula food and a variety of feeding bottles.

Traffic chaos on rise in city
Over 200 vehicles added daily
Traffic chaos at the roundabout of Sectors 34 and 35 in Chandigarh on Friday. Chandigarh, August 1
Chandigarh is no longer a drivers' paradise. With the vehicular population bursting at seams and making it a city with highest vehicular density, city's wide roads and roundabouts are increasing. This, coupled with absence of any effective public transport system, only adds to the woes of the motorists and the commuters.

Traffic chaos at the roundabout of Sectors 34 and 35 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Parking chaos at Sector 44- D, Chandigarh. Parking pain for residents; MC sleeping
Chandigarh, August 1
“Let problems mushroom and then we will try to find out its solution.” This appears to be the strategy of the Municipal Corporation in dealing with the parking problem which is becoming acute in the residential areas of the city, especially in the old sectors or group housing societies.

Parking chaos at Sector 44- D, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Pardeep Tewari

Passport Scam
Police to probe immigration officials’ role
Chandigarh, August 1
The crime branch of the Chandigarh police is now seeking help from the foreign wing (immigration department) at the Raja Sansi airport, Amritsar, to investigate the involvement of immigration officials in sending people abroad illegally.

Back to old time
To maintain the flavour of the Le Corbusier era, the administration has kept the road adjoining to the Sector 19 office in the same condition as it was when Corbusier was engaged in the planning of the city. A walk on this particular stretch takes you back in the time when the great French architect with his team was shaping up the most well-planned city of our country.

Paper dealers protest cardboard price hike
Mohali, August 1
Members of the Corrugators and Paper Dealers of the northern region met at the MIA Bhawan here this evening.

Solar eclipse throws normal life out of gear
Chandigarh, August 1
A curfew-like situation prevailed in the city during solar eclipse today as people avoided coming out of their houses as astrologers on various TV channels warned people not to go out between 3:30 to 6 pm. People even avoided eating during the eclipse.

IT event to begin on Aug 7
Chandigarh, August 1
The preparations for the two-day mega IT event “eRevolution 2008” are in full swing. UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues will inaugurate the event intended to promote the region as one of the most preferred destinations for investment by IT companies on August 7.

Physics dept crowded
Mohali, August 1
The observatory of physics department, Punjabi University, Patiala, has never had so much of crowd milling in. Today the event was special. The solar eclipse was seen by visitors through the 6-inch telescope of the observatory. The eclipse began at 3.58 pm, was maximum at 4.58 pm and finished at 5.54 pm. At the maximum, 57 per cent of the sun was eclipsed.

Seminar on memory enhancing techniques on Aug 9, 10
Panchkula, August 1
Memory enhancing techniques can be helpful in stressful lifestyle and related diseases.

Consumers can pay energy bills on Teej
Panchkula, August 1
The cash collection centres of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) will remain open in districts of Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat, Rohtak, Jind and Jhajjar on August 4 (Teej holiday) and all Saturdays of this month, which are otherwise holidays in the state. The consumers, willing to make payment of their energy bills, would be able to deposit the amount up to 3 pm.

Beopar mandal ‘s plea on VAT
Chandigarh, August 1
A delegation headed by Charanjiv Singh, president of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM), today met Shingara Singh, assistant excise and taxation commissioner, and submitted a memorandum relating to VAT in Chandigarh.

No activities in Aviation Club
Kalka, August 1
Civil Aviation Club, Pinjore, is without any activities these days. Adventurous activities which had been running in the club since the past couple of years are discontinued. Official sources said the club had started gliding in 1980 and power flying in 1983.

Panchkula assn’s plea on civic affairs
Panchkula, August 1
In view of the inability expressed by the Municipal Council to manage city affairs before the Punjab and Haryana High Court on July 29, the Panchkula Citizens Welfare Association has demanded that the civic body should not take up the matters it cannot handle properly.

Sewer mishap: Man succumbs to injuries
Mohali, August 1
Sukhwinder Singh, who along with his friend had sustained head injuries after falling into an open sewer line near the Verka roundabout on July 30, died at the PGI, Chandigarh, today.

Zirakpur MC chief ’s poll today
Zirakpur, August 1
The much-awaited elections to the Zirakpur Municipal Council president and vice-president would be held on August 2. The convener of the first meeting of the newly elected councillors, Jaspal Mittal, issued an agenda note to all the elected members for the elections .

New experiment with traffic lights
Chandigarh, August 1
In a new experiment, the UT engineering department and the traffic police today re-scheduled the sequence of the traffic lights installed across the city.

Entrepreneurs to address IT event
Chandigarh, August 1 Some of the leading young would be addressing the two- day mega IT event, eRevolution 2008, on August 7 and 8 here.

Front thanks Punjab govt
Chandigarh, August 1 The Aided Schools Progressive Front, Punjab, at an emergency meeting, has condemned the negative attitude of certain elements who are levelling allegations against Ravinder Kumar Arora, section officer of the Audit Section.

Traders for reforms in sales tax
Chandigarh, August 1
The Traders cell of the BJP held its meeting here today. 


Ragging at PU
Authorities rely on counselling than penalties
Chandigarh, August 1
Incidents of ragging at Panjab University in the last two years have one thing in common. Senior students of University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) were involved in all the cases.

CSIO, PEC sign joint research pact
Chandigarh, August 1
The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) and Punjab Engineering College (PEC) today entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate and undertake joint projects in areas of mutual interest.

From Schools & Colleges
Interactive session on AIDS at GGDSD
Chandigarh, August 1
The NSS unit of GGDSD College, Sector 32-C, Chandigarh, in association with AISEC, Chandigarh, organised an interactive seminar on HIV/ AIDS on the college campus today. "Prevention is the best cure," was emphasised upon by key speakers Laura Woodsward from the US and Kseniia Cherysh from Ukraine who are also currently enrolled as interns with AISEC.

PU Notes
BBA Fest: Students get tips on career options
Chandigarh, August 1
Aryans Business School (ABS) yesterday organised a BBA Fest at ICSSR Complex, PU, here. This was the last career counselling camp in the series of 10 camps held during the last three months.

Agitating students of Punjabi department raise slogans outside VC office at Panjab University. Students of Punjabi demand re-evaluation
Chandigarh, August 1
Commotion marked the morning outside the Vice-chancellor’s office at Panjab University, here today, when as many as 29 students of MPhil (Punjabi) and MA (Punjabi) raised slogans against alleged autocratic attitude of varsity authorities.

Agitating students of Punjabi department raise slogans outside VC office at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday. A Tribune photograph


25 bridges needed over seasonal rivulets in Majri, Kharar villages
Kharar, August 1
Twentyfive bridges are needed over seasonal rivulets in 100 villages of Majri and Kharar. The bridges will not only provide the much-needed transportation but also speed up the slow pace of development in the villages.

Govt criticised for denying NPA to senior docs
Patiala, August 1
The Senior PCMS Association has strongly condemned the department of personnel of the Punjab Government for rejecting the proposal of granting non-practicing allowance to higher rank officers such as deputy directors, civil surgeons, joint directors, additional directors and director of health services.

Agricultural land encroachment case
Family accuses police of inaction, demand arrest of accused
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 1
Alleging local police of being hand in glove with three accused in agriculture land encroachment case, the complainant has demanded immediate arrest of the accused.

Post office land turns into dumping ground
Bassi Pathana, August 1
The local post office has become a headache for the residents as lacks basic facilities for the customers as well as for staff. It was set up in 1936 by the then British rulers and is still running from small rented rooms having same old furniture.

Woman commits suicide, husband arrested
Kharar, August 1
Sukhwinder Kaur (35), a resident of Peer Sohana village, committed suicide today. Her alcoholic husband Darshan Singh was arrested later in the evening for abetment to suicide.

MC meeting put off
Ambala, August 1
The meeting of the Municipal Corporation (Sadar) scheduled to be held today was postponed till Wednesday after noisy scenes were witnessed on the issue of unauthorised cutting of trees in Ambala Cantonment.

Chemist booked
Ropar, August 1
A large quantity of drugs were seized from a chemist here today.

PSEB lineman booked
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 1
A PSEB lineman was booked by the police on a complaint of Harchand Singh, a resident of Sainti village.

Manch holds awareness camp
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 1
The Dalit Chetna Manch organised an awareness camp for Dalits at village Mehtabgarh today, wherein a large number of villagers participated. Additional deputy commissioner (general), S.R. Aggarwal, speaking on the occasion, said the government was trying to uplift the Dalits through various schemes. People should be made aware these schemes, he said.

Child’s Death
Murder case registered
Dera Bassi, August 1
The Dera Bassi police today registered a case of murder in connection with the death of an eight-year-old boy whose body was found in a tubewell room on July 24. The post mortem report mentioned that the boy was strangulated.


Judokas in action during the Ist Open District Judo Championship held at Golden Bells Public School, Sohana, on Friday. Amandeep shines in judo
Mohali, August 1
Amandeep Singh won the top position in the boys under-14 age group of the Ist Open District Judo Championship held at Golden Bells Public School, here today.

Judokas in action during the Ist Open District Judo Championship held at Golden Bells Public School, Sohana, on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Members of the Pine Division cycle expedition after being flagged off from Chandimandir on Friday. Army cycle expedition flagged off
Chandigarh, August 1
To promote adventure sports and spread the message of peace and harmony to the youth of the nation, the Army’s Pine Division is undertaking a cycling and trekking expedition across Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

Members of the Pine Division cycle expedition after being flagged off from Chandimandir on Friday.

Sacred Heart win b’ball championship
The jubilant basketball team of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, with Sister Sebastina after winning the inter-school basketball meet. Chandigarh, August 1
Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, won the inter-school championship (U-14 girls) in basketball. The team thrashed Chandigarh Baptist School, Sector 45, by 28-12 in the final match at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33. Putting up a good show, the Sacred Heart team dominated the proceedings throughout the match.

The jubilant basketball team of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, with Sister Sebastina after winning the inter-school basketball meet. A Tribune photograph

Zone B (Ropar) restricted to 205
Chandigarh, August 1
The Zone B (Ropar) team were restricted to 205 by the Chandigarh team on the first day of inaugural match of Punjab State Inter-District Under-19 years tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.


3 held on charges of raping minor
Zirakpur, August 1
A 17-year-old girl of a village near Zirakpur has alleged that she was gangraped by three youths on July 28. A case of rape has been registered against three youths after three days of the incident.

Biker killed in accident
Mohali, August 1
A youth of Phase XI, here, was killed when a truck hit a motorcycle he was driving at the light point. The accident took place late last night when the victim Manjeet Singh was driving the bike and his friend Mahekpreet Singh was riding pillion.

23-yr-old killed in accident
Panchkula, August 1
A 23-year-old youth was killed in a hit and run case here yesterday night. The deceased has been identified as Sukhwinder, a resident of Gazipur village in Zirakpur.

Two booked for fraud
Zirakpur, August 1
The local police registered a case against Zirakpur-based property dealer and another person for reselling a plot of a Sonepat resident.

Contractor booked for illegal detention
Chandigarh, August 1
The UT police today registered a case against a contractor on the charge of illegal detention.


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